[Python-Dev] Why is spawn*p* not available on Windows?
Shane Holloway (IEEE)
Thu, 10 Apr 2003 13:47:46 -0600
Ok, so here's my story. I got curious as to why the various spawn*p*
were not available on Windows. The conclusion I came to is that only
"spawnv" and "spawnve" are exported by posixmodule.c, and os.py creates
the other variants in terms of these functions. However, the "spawnvp"
and "spawnvpe" python implementations are dependant upon the availablity
So, after all that, I looked in standard library header file for
process.h and found function prototypes for the various _spawn
functions. Would it make sense to add support for "spawnvp" and
"spawnvpe" to posixmodule.c? Should it be guarded by the existing
HAVE_SPAWNV, new HAVE_SPAWNVP, or by MS_WINDOWS definitions?
Or, has someone already tried this with lessons learned?